Foreign Legions (Earth Legions, Book 2)

By S. M. Stirling, David Drake, Eric Flint, David Weber, Mark L. Van Name

For 2,000 years, extraterrestrial beings have raided Earth, enslaving the simplest squaddies to do their soiled paintings for them during the galaxy. Now, during this long-awaited sequel to Ranks of Bronze, those confirmed warriors are approximately to throw off their shackles and strike again!

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See you the next day to come. " * * * As cognizance lower back I fought the temptation to maneuver and as a substitute stayed very nonetheless, eyes close, attempting to continue the sluggish, even respiring of 1 asleep. I felt a section muzzy from regardless of the extraterrestrial beings had hit me with and needed to paintings to pay attention, yet i used to be no longer in any actual pain—good information for R. C. , I was hoping. i may think a difficult platform less than me and bonds of a few style round my wrists and ankles. I tensed my muscle mass ever so a bit of opposed to first the wrist bonds after which the ankle ties, yet predictably none of them gave in any respect. If i could not paintings the bonds I wasn't going to realize any virtue through pretending to nonetheless be out, so I opened my eyes and appeared round. i used to be in what have been an vehicle mechanic's storage. As my head cleared, the smells of the room grew more advantageous, extra targeted: oil that had labored its method for years into the pores of the concrete ground, grease, dirt, bits of steel, tricks of mould. The room was once dim yet i'll basically see the previous wood workbenches alongside the aspect partitions and the lighter spots at the partitions the place racks had hung. i'll additionally see 3 aliens—they gave the look of those who had taken me, even though i could not be sure—standing within the related triangular formation close to the foot of the incomplete worktable i used to be sprawled throughout. To my left and a little in the back of them sat a fourth alien, one a section smaller than the unique 3 and donning a wide respiring helmet rather than the tighter mask of the others. The alien who had performed all of the conversing thus far picked up the place it had left off, as though not anything had occurred. "You needs to find James Peterson and go back him to us. " My throat was once dry sufficient that it took me a couple of moments so that it will communicate essentially. "No," I stated, "I wouldn't have to do this. " "You are our prisoner, and also you needs to do as we teach. " Motivation used to be truly no longer their robust go well with. I raised my head a section and cleared my throat. "No, i do not. you could evidently knock me out and take me captive, yet you cannot make me do whatever. It does not paintings like that. " The alien within the rear spoke for the 1st time. His translator should have been set another way from the opposite alien's, simply because his voice got here out greater, a tenor to the other's bass. "We can kill you in case you don't do as we are saying. " i used to be completely happy and a piece stunned to achieve that extraterrestrial beings might be amateurs, too. They have been in actual fact used to facing those who have been additionally amateurs, those who had no skill to thoroughly gauge what they have been relatively worth—or no longer worth—in any state of affairs. i do not be aware of why i used to be shocked, simply because so much people—and, I needed to imagine, such a lot aliens—aren't first-class at what they do. i would very likely prove paying within the brief time period for this data, however it was once nonetheless a resource of strength they did not notice they'd given me. "Of path. but when you kill me, i cannot do what you will have me to do. " the recent speaker paused for a second, then rose and walked slowly over to me. even though he regarded to me very similar to the others, his slower, extra cautious stroll made him look older, an aged guy compelled out of a comfy chair through an rude visitor.

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